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Working families still struggling

Date of Release: 
Friday, October 4, 2013

Working families are still struggling to make ends meet, a union for low paid workers said today, following the release of the NZ Income Survey this morning.

Biggest barrier to migrant workers exposing abuse still unaddressed

Date of Release: 
Friday, October 4, 2013

UNEMIG, Union Network of Migrants, says that changes to migrant worker rights announced yesterday are a step in the right direction, but don’t address one of the biggest barriers migrant workers face in speaking out.

Competition on basis of labour costs not good for roading industry

Date of Release: 
Friday, September 6, 2013

An Auckland roading firm in receivership needs to shoulder some of the responsibility for its poor situation, the union for transport and logistics workers said today.

Strong show of opposition to low wages and cuts to work rights

Date of Release: 
Thursday, August 22, 2013

1500 workers have spoken out against low wages and cuts to their work rights at union meetings across Auckland this morning.

Changes to trucking skills shortage rules an opportunity to train locals

Date of Release: 
Thursday, August 1, 2013

The removal of truck driving from an immigration skills shortage list provides must prompt a dedicated training plan to help New Zealanders to get behind the wheel of trucks, FIRST Union said today.

Rich List won’t be celebrated everywhere

Date of Release: 
Friday, July 26, 2013

With hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders living below the poverty line, there is no cause for celebration at today’s publication of the NBR Rich List, FIRST Union said today.

50 redundancies at Dannevirke textile firm

Date of Release: 
Friday, July 19, 2013

The Dannevirke community has been hit hard today with the news of redundancies at one of the town’s major employers.

Transpacific workers in Auckland and Wellington join strike action

Date of Release: 
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Waste and recycle workers at Transpacific Industries in Auckland and Wellington are joining their Gisborne counterparts in taking industrial action for a decent wage.


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